Visitor Information

To visit Equifest 2024 please follow the signs to the Public Car Park via Gate A. Day visitors do not require a car pass. Entry is free to spectators.

If you wish to enter the Showground and are accompanying a competitor who is staying on-site, then you will require a car pass which is £10. The car pass will allow the car and occupants to access the show for the duration and can be purchased from the Secretary’s Office on arrival.

Opening Hours

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th August 2024

Gates Open
Trade Stands/Exhibitors open & Show Start.
Trade Stands/Exhibitors close & Show Close.

Horse and Country TV

You can watch Equifest 2023 on Horse and County TV. A subscription costs £6.99 per month. To ensure you are linking to the official site please enter Horse and County TV in your web browser.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted in any of the stable areas, indoor arenas or public buildings including toilet and shower blocks.


For reasons of safety and to prevent nuisance, dogs can only be permitted on the Showground whilst on a lead.  Exhibitors MUST clean up after their dogs.  Any person found to disregard this rule will be fined.  Lost dogs will be compounded and will not be released until a payment of £20 is made.  All payments will be donated to an animal charity of our choice.  Dogs must be kept under control at all times whilst on the showground.

Catering, Bars and Shop

Public catering will be provided by Arena UK’s restaurant and café together with a chocolate fountain and caterers selling doughnuts, ice cream pizzas, noodles, fish & chips, vegan food, hamburgers etc. 

On site licensed public bars will be open. Please note that it is an offence for individuals under the age of 18 to knowingly consume alcohol on licensed premises. No alcohol may be purchased by or for under-aged individuals from any of the licensed bars on site.

An on site shop selling daily consumables and newspapers is located at the far end of Indoor Arena 1.

Shopping at Equifest

Let your senses run wild at Equifest with glorious products for both you and your horse. We have all the equine essentials you will ever need. We can also help you search for that special gift for a horse-loving friend, relative or if you simply just want to treat yourself.

By visiting our shopping village, you will be delighted with the vast range of products we have on offer.

  • Extensive range of stands – from rugs to raincoats, bridles to browbands, our extensive range of trade stands will leave you spoilt for choice.
  • 12 hours of festival fun every day – no need to rush, take your time and enjoy.
  • For you – Make sure you have the perfect fit and style – we have the latest fashions and products to touch, feel and try.
  • For your horse – the selection is endless with yard essentials, feeding solutions or just a treat for your best four legged friend – we have it all.
  • Expert Advice – unsure what to feed? Our quality trade stands are here to help and deliver premium choices and products.
  • In all Weathers – shop at your leisure.

Trade Stands At Equifest 2023

We were delighted to welcome the following traders to Equifest:


Ard Reason Equestrian
Grass Rings
Show jumping attire and competition breeches

Blair Equestrian
Grass Rings
Cross country sets, equestrian and country clothing, gifts and accessories

Area C
Premium Equestrian Clothing

Bucked Off Equestrian
Grass Rings
Horse and rider clothing and accessories

Excell Hackamore Saddlery
Grass Rings
Showing attire

Halt Equestrian
Indoor Arena
Equestrian clothing and horse wear

JS Teamwear
Indoor Arena
Official Equifest merchandise

Polished Ponies
Grass Rings
Equestrian clothing and show ring products

Rokhorse Equestrian
Indoor Arena
Riding Wear and Saddle Pads

Wilbury Equestrian
Area A
Equestrian and farming clothing for adults and kids

Equine Bedding

Silva Bed Ltd
Area A
Equine bedding

Food Stalls

Kotinos Foods
Indoor Arena

Greek Food

The Rutland Chef
Area A
Desserts, confectionary and preserves

Food Supplements, Treats and Equine Therapy

Buddys Bites
Area A
Natural pet treats and supplies

Butternut Box
Grass Rings
Tailor made dog food

EcoGreen Equestrian Ltd
Area A
Natural products for horses, dogs and humans

Kingstand Feeds
Grass Rings
Maxima Horse treats

Niagara Equissage
Grass Rings
The latest in equine therapy

Premier Performance CZ Ltd
Area C
Equine Supplements


Indoor Arena
Ladies gold and silver jewellery

Crafty Ponies
Grass Rings
Soft toys and accessories

The March Hare
Grass Rings
Bronze and hand crafted gifts

Horseboxes and Trailers

AM Horseboxes
Area C
3.5t and 4.5 t horseboxes

Bloomfields Horseboxes
Area C
3.5 to 5t horseboxes

Equine Portrait Paintings and Photography

Digital Printing
Indoor Arena
Digital portrait painting and commissions

Ysabel Owen Photography
Area A
Equine photoshoots


Black Country Saddles
Indoor Arena
Saddles and Saddlery

Cottage Equestrian
Indoor Arena
Fleece equestrian products

Fylde Saddlery
Area A
Saddles and saddlery

Hayleys Horse Hut
Grass Rings
Second hand equestrian items

JR Webster
Grass Rings
Saddlery and equestrian products

LaFond Browbands
Area A
Bespoke browbands, hats and gifts

Show Pony Prep
Area A
Products to give your horse/pony that ‘LOOK AT ME’ presence in the Show Ring

Supreme Products
Area C
Grooming products

Welsh Pony Plaques
Grass Rings
Stable plaques and rosette holders

Show Photographers

Grass Rings
Working Hunter, Grass Rings and Show Jumping

Jordan Brooking Photography
Indoor Arenas and Outdoor Surface Rings

Showground Address

Arena UK
NG32 2EF

Showground Directions

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